Idaho Falls, ID: Fifty-nine scholarships totaling more than $65,000 will be awarded to students from area schools at the 13th Annual Mayor’s Scholarship Fund ceremony on Wednesday, March 28, at the Colonial Theater in Idaho Falls.
“We have several new awards to be offered this year and are excited to have the College of Eastern Idaho and Idaho State University College of Arts & Letters offer some of our applicants scholarships to those schools,” explains Executive Director Leslie Pincock.
A reception limited to award recipients, parents, sponsors and school administrators will be held at 6:00 p.m., followed by a public award ceremony at 7:00 p.m. The award ceremony is free and open to the public.
The Mayor’s Scholarship Fund supports awards for students who agree to continue a college-bound path. Thirty graduating seniors received the Senior Scholarship of $1,500. Six seniors were offered a scholarship through the Mayor’s Scholarship Fund by CEI, while two seniors were offered a scholarship by ISU College of Arts & Letters.
Twenty students, grades 8-11, received the Mayor’s Promise Award of $250. Four seniors who are past Promise Award recipients received the $2,500 Legacy Senior Award. The Mayor Jared Fuhriman Community Service Award of $2,500 was awarded to one student.
All scholarships are intended for use at accredited institutions of higher education in Idaho. The Mayor’s Promise Award can also be applied to dual credit courses taken through Idaho high schools. Dual credit courses allow students to obtain college credits while working toward their high school diploma.
Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper states, “Our community is wise to invest in these promising young people. They represent the best of our future. We are very fortunate to have generous sponsors and terrific volunteers to make this scholarship program possible. I could not be more excited to see the number of awards grow to reach even more deserving students this year.”
In 2006, then Idaho Falls Mayor Jared Fuhriman, in partnership with the District 91 and District 93 Education Foundations, established the Mayor’s Scholarship Fund. Since its inception, the Mayor’s Scholarship Fund has provided 389 scholarships totaling more than $395,000 to area students. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to students who plan to pursue their post-high school education. An endowment fund was also established to ensure the program’s future as it encourages students to stay on the path to higher education.
Mayor Jared Fuhriman Community Service Award
The Mayor Jared Fuhriman Community Service Award of $2,500 was awarded to Kayla Tran from Hillcrest High School.
Senior Award Recipients
CEI Scholarship Recipients
Damaris Fernandez, Bonneville High School
Dakota Mitchell, Bonneville High School
Dylan Cook, Bonneville High School
Raegan Landon, Bonneville High School
Lauren Arfmann, Bonneville High School
Rocio Rojas, Homeschool
Alyssa Villa, Bonneville High School
Brooke Waters, Bonneville High School
Kylee Rainey, Bonneville High School
Victoria Price, Bonneville High School
Edith Morillon, Bonneville High School
Joanna Gonzales, Bonneville High School
Chloey Hall, Bonneville High School
ISU College of Arts & Letters Recipients
Yisel Mendieta Chavez, Bonneville High School
Tylee Eck, Bonneville High School
Tycen Biggs, Bonneville High School
Trevor Poulson, Emerson High School
Zoe Ricks, Emerson High School
Promise Award Recipients
Brecklyn Sheldon, Emerson High School
Jordan Powell, Eagle Rock Middle School
Allyson Boyd, Emerson High School
Megan Bentz, Eagle Rock Middle School
Garrett Corbridge, Hillcrest High School
Jaxon Ricks, Rocky Mountain Middle School
Camryn Giles, Hillcrest High School
Isaac Davidson, Sandcreek Middle School
Taylor Lance, Hillcrest High School
Brianda Pineda, Bonneville High School
Tyler Taysom, Hillcrest High School
Kady Hawkins, Bonneville High School
Maddie Landers, Hillcrest High School
Emily Hansen, Bonneville High School
Hannah Hale, Hillcrest HS/Bonneville Online
Brynley Jackson, Bonneville High School
Mariela Guadarrama, Idaho Falls High School
Cameron Ball, Bonneville High School
Whitney Raymond, Idaho Falls High School
Tristan Smith, Bonneville High School
Kate West, Idaho Falls High School
Kylee Chamberlain, Bonneville High School
Jacob Brower, Lincoln High School
Sadie Trubl, Bonneville High School
Carter Josephson, Skyline High School
Bailey Peterson, Technical Careers High School
Sydney Nelson, Technical Careers High School
Travis McKnight, Technical Careers High School
Sydnie Eldridge, Watersprings High School
Kirsi Miller, Hillcrest High School
Zane Holliday, Homeschool
Amy Olsen, Hillcrest High School
Legacy Senior Awards
Jessica Gutierrez, Idaho Falls High School
Kenidee Casper, Bonneville High School
Abigail Droegemueller, Taylor’s Crossing PCS
Joshua Truesdell, Hillcrest High School
Vincent Acosta, Taylor’s Crossing PCS
Lillian Reed, Technical Careers High School
Veronica Jackman, Compass Academy
Maria Flores, Skyline High School
Media Note: Your point of contact for the Mayor's Scholarship Fund and the ceremony is Leslie Pincock, Executive Director, (208) 521-3249 or [email protected].